Their are hundreds of homeless Danes in need, many are living with foster families, others in kennels and rescue facilities.
Rescue Organizations, use our free discussion forum to keep our site visitors updated on available Danes, fund raisers & foster programs!
Every dog is individually unique, has its own history, and is rescued due to different circumstances.
Yet they are all truly Great Danes, wonderful, people oriented companions that yearn to once again be amongst a family.
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Thank you for considering an orphan Great Dane, the bond and special connection that awaits you will be extraordinary.
We set up this directory of rescue and adoption organizations just for you, enjoy your search:)
Please see the shaded areas for additional information regarding Great Dane rescue and adoption.
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Great Dane adoption and breed rescue organizations
(Canadian & International organizations can be found here)
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Rescue of AZ Alliance [ http://www.azdanerescue.petfinder.com ] [ www.azdanesaversrescueadoptions.com ] - Dane Savers Rescue [ www.gdct.org ] - Great Dane Club of Tucson [ www.azanimalassistance.com ] - Arizona Animal Assistance [ www.danerescue.org ] - SW. Great Dane Rescue Resources (California, Arizona, & Southern Nevada)
AR - Arkansas
[ www.argreatdanerescue.org ] - Arkansas Great Dane Rescue
[ www.padanerescue.com ] - MAGDRL "DE & PA Chapter"
Why give up a Great Dane?
Could be the dog grew bigger than its family expected. Separation anxiety, destructive behavior, aggression, and other behavioral problems are all possibilities.
Some people simply learn they can't afford the food cost, have a lifestyle change, a new baby, or need to relocate.
Dane rescues will typically foster their dogs allowing the interim parents time to "get the goods". Assessments of behavior and character are evaluated before the dog will be offered.
You may notice that many dogs pictured have the caption "not available", or "currently fostered". This fostering period allows the Great Dane rescue to work out behavior problems, socialize, tend to health issues, and get a general idea of what type of family will be right for each individual Dane.
Ask for details about the Great Dane you are interested in prior to adoption. Quite often, this information is already on record, unless of course, he was a stray.
FL - Florida
[ www.cfgdr.org ] - Central Forida Great Dane Rescue [ www.geocities.com/danemagic ] - Magic Great Danes, Inc. [ www.bigdogrescue.com ] - Big Dog Rescue [ http://members.aol.com/DaneRescu/sfresq/tocf.html ] - Great Dane Rescue of South Florida [ www.great-dane-rescue.org ] - Great Dane Rescue of NE Florida [ www.greatdanerescueoftampabay.com ] - Great Dane Rescue of Tampa Bay
GA - Georgia
(Great Dane Rescue of the Mid-South)
GD Rescue Mid-South 5494 Franklin Goldmine Rd Cumming, GA 30040 770-887-4417 Email
HI - Hawaii
Christy Enright GDCA/GDC of Hawaii 45-179 A Lilipuna Rd Kaneohe, HI 96744 808-247-2773 Email
[ www.hhdane.com/ ] - Harlequin Haven (Ohio, N. Kentucky, & E. Indiana)
The approval process...
Every agency differs as to their requirements and conditions regarding adoption.
Generally, you will be required to fill out an initial application, yes this is a process.
Don't be disappointed, you probably won't be going home with a Dane the same day.
Once your application is approved, be prepared to offer additional information and a possible home visit.
The rescue may require you to provide references to medical history of dogs you already own. Many rescues won't allow adoption to families who have pets that are intact. (neither neutered or spayed)
You may be asked for proof of home ownership, or a letter of permission from property owners if you rent. You may be required to provide proof of adequate containment system(s), such as fencing either structural or electronic.
Many organizations will visit your home to verify information submitted with the application.
Leash training and obedience classes are also mandatory with certain selective rescues.
LA - Louisiana
[ www.bayoudane.com ] - Bayou Great Dane Rescue
ME - Maine
[ http://ellsworthme.org/greatdanerescue ] - Great Dane Rescue of Maine
MD - Maryland
[ www.magdrl.org/index.htm ] - MAGDRL(NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC and Washington DC)
MA - Massachusetts
[ www.gdcne.org ] - Great Dane Club of New England
MI - Michigan
[ Great Dane Rescue, Inc ] (Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, & surrounding states, also Ontario, Canada)
[ www.greatcreaturesrescue.org ] - Great Creatures Rescue
TX - Texas
[ www.danerescue.net ] - Great Dane Rescue of North Texas [ See GD Rescue of the Southwest ] - (New Mexico) [ www.daneangelnetwork.org ] - The Dane Angel Network [ http://2ndchancerescue.homestead.com ] - Second Chance Equine & Dane Rescue [ Etosha Rescue and Adoption Center ] [ http://greatdanefoundation.com ] - Great Dane Foundation
[ www.birchhaven.org ] - Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services [ www.danesindistress.com/index.php ] - Danes in Distress [ For Ontario, Canada area, see Great Dane Rescue Inc ] - (Michigan)
[ http://greatdanewelfare.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk ] - Great Dane Welfare [ www.daneline.co.uk/ ] - Daneline Great Dane Rescue [ www.danes.org.uk ] - The Great Dane Adoption Society [ www.greatdanerescue.org.uk ] - The Great Dane Rescue and Rehoming Center